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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Aug 12, 2009 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

Will you come with me to a town hall meeting? Bring a megaphone and tell them you are there today because of socialized medicine.

Mr Tell told

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 13, 2009 12:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

I prefer the Mayor in my town,always polite to me .And he knows how to hold his City Hall good enough so socialized medecine is allowed even for strange customers such as me . Too snobish your U.S.mayors,never been my cup of tea your U.S. are too unfriendly to go tall in your city halls even without a megaphone Some people,I have nothing to tell them .NA!!!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 13, 2009 2:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

In casa the youngster "deadpolitics" can find this: After a night sleep,I'dsay that if my bones were not so old,and had to find a paid job in america I'd fond out how to become a park ranger .Freesbie smile, fare the well!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 13, 2009 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

skies... Park Rangers may be the least stressed out people in all of the USA but they still work for the gov't and put up with a lot of bureaucracy (I know certain individuals who have work for the Park Service for upwards of 10 years and still aren't allowed to make decisions on their own even when they are the ones who are most familiar with the areas they are responsible for)...

In any case... thinkin' the fascists may spare me for my exceptional scientific abilities...

On second thoughts, I'm willing to design off the grid renewable energy systems and build composting toilets for anyones compound if me and my girlfriend can dig in with ya... or for a plane ticket across the border...

Can I bring a couple friends who are willing to toil in the fields?

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 13, 2009 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

Dear youngster : If I had land for you,your lady,and your friends,I'd be so glad to welcome all .If I had the bucks, I'd even send you the tickets so I could meet the younger generation my deadheads friends like to have around .But the human crickets invaded the lands and left me nothing for my gardens .It's a total rip-off situation where I am blackmailed to hand out millions of money I don't have if I ever want to grt my gardens back,in this here world .As I doubt I could ever win with a blind lottery ticket,I suggest you find us a deadhead tycoon to do a landtrust for us all with plenty of acres to roam about and do your stuff , and me too .A lpace for tipies,yurts,in the trees houses , and our own sources of waters to protect . For that ,various sites in Europe could be suitable . I don't know If I could survive long enough to see such a miracle happens,and truthfully American pseudo "authorities" scare me chicken to even ever try to visit you overseas .That't the sort of world this is :we can loose those we care about ,we can even exist never knowing others cared about us, and then we are to old to give another try going places My material body is not that strong eny more ,too much accumulated,and I tire easily except my Spirit always cruising wild .You are as a son I never had and I wish I could have done more for you and your friends, but I just can't .

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 13, 2009 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

dead -

If you can beef up a solar panel inverter come on in.

If you can reload rounds for a Barrett .50 cal sniper rifle even better. Those suckers are about $4.70 a round these days.

Course I don't expect to have to shoot more than a couple.......

Seriously, are doing anything with permaculture beyond composting toilets? Mrs. Mando and I have about 400 square feet of intensive raised bed gardens in the backyard and are growing all the veggies we need. And we are bartering for eggs and fruit at the local Farmer's Market with the excess (unless we are giving it away). We are alos putting in a couple of cold frames and hoop houses to see if we can grow year round.

I have about $60K worth of education benefits left on the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and am trying to find some Permaculture certification courses here in Virginia. I'm hoping for about 4 years before the shit hits the fan and the economy collapses before I have to bug out to the Tennessee compound.

Can you imagine Mandojammer sitting in a Political Science class being taught by some snot-nosed, effete and erudite, turtleneck wearing Professor Emeritus? Holy crap would the undergrads get their money's worth.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 13, 2009 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

I might be worth it to head down there and audit the class you are in just for entertainment - I could think of worse ways to spend my time.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 13, 2009 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

Don't know much about inverters other than that they take DC and make AC power... the first units were really rough (square blocks modelling a sin curve) and didn't make high quality power but now they are modelling sin curves with differential equations and the quality of power is greatly increased...

I've taken a few introductory permaculture classes... might get certified if I can come up with the money or time... its a great design philosophy... one that every industry or endeavor could apply to great benefit.

My instructors were certified at The Farm in Tennessee. Maybe you know about the place... old hippie holdover from the early 70s.

Currently tryin' to learn as much as I can about renewable energy but my job is mostly focused on the municipal scale... really would like to get some practical knowledge on cost-effective and perhaps even home-built systems for personal use. Gettin' into alternative building as well...

Lookin' forward to getting out of University, which is mostly a prep school for industry peons, and getting some dirt under my nails... one more year and then watch out, World.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 13, 2009 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

I visited The Farm,way back in the early sixties These people were well organized for survival in the boondocks .Very nice and decent group . The reason I could really live with them is because I can't stand religious daily talk .Christians,nor even the hare krishna,whatever else,The same righteous attitude gets on my nerve ,as a lifestyle .Na!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 16, 2009 2:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

PS I must retify a detail :it was in mid 70's I visited the Farm in Tennessee .Much respect for them ,but never liked the religious talk, in daily life .

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Aug 13, 2009 11:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mr. Earl Retires...Not Dead, Yet.

I know a few folks who certified with people who were Farm "graduates". That's about as close as I've checked into them.

I've been real interested in the growingpower.org model and am trying to figure out a way to scale it. They have a facility in urban Milwaukee that raises enough fruits, vegetables, fish, goats, ducks and turkeys to feed 10,000 people per month. On a 2 acre piece of land.

Absolute genius - the bottom water from the tilapia tanks is pumped into the gardens for fertilizer, the manure from the ducks and turkeys is also used in the gardens as well as composting. The heat from the composting is used to heat the facility.

The best part is that the entire organization is not an enabling one. The food is given away to those who need it, but at the same time, it is almost entirely staffed and operated by people from the Milwaukee area.

Give a man a fish AND teach a man to fish......

How many such facilities do you think could be built with a tenth of the bailout money our Idiocracy in DC has thrown towards the banksters and special interest cronies?

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